lord of the trees

Transcendental Manship Highway

lord of the trees

CDR

Carbon Records CR174

a heavy and awesomely black psych meeting of the upstateNY/thruway scene, including Eric and Ray of Century Plants, Cory from Stone Baby and Joe from Carbon/Tumul/Tuurd/etc, captured at Metropolis Underground in Syracuse NY. heavy/loud drone guitar with thunderous tribesman-beat and ghostly sweeps leading into free/noise-rock, kraut mayhem and back again. [packaged in a heavy vinyl sleeve with pro-printed card-stock cover]

"You just can't get those manly sounds anywhere else; brings back the good old days, when all men were spirit brothers, walking the primordial earth, looking around at cool shit..." - Mike-O.


Reviews

  • Foxy Digitalis

    by Bryon Hayes

    lord of the trees

    The bleak, blown-out free-noise world that is upstate New York, especially the damaged genius that revolves around Rochester's Carbon Records, does NOT get enough attention! Transcendental Manship Highway is an upstate NY super-group of sorts, comprising Eric and Ray of...
  • Auxillary Out

    lord of the trees

    The awesomely christened Transcendental Manship Highway is an upstate NY "supergroup" featuring Hare, Eric Hardiman (Century Plants, Burnt Hills, Rambutan,) Cory Card (Stone Baby) and Joe Tunis (Joe+N). This CD-r is a single half hour bludgeoning and damn fine...
  • Crucial Blast

    lord of the trees

    The experimental noise/drone scene that revolves around Rochester's Carbon Records has produced a very small but exciting crop of heavy free-rock groups like Stone Baby, Crush The Junta and Entente Cordiale, and I've become a pretty big fan of...